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This is Freedom Essay 54


The accusation of hubris


Written by Jeremy Griffith, 2017




The absolutely astonishing claims made about FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Conditionsuch as it being ‘the understanding that ends all prejudices, like racism, forever’; that it provides the ‘true liberation of women and the reconciliation of the sexes’; and that it is nothing less than ‘The book we have been waiting for, it is THE BOOK THAT SAVES THE WORLD!’; indeed that it presents understanding that brings about the transformation of the world, as in our name the ‘World Transformation Movement’warrant initial extreme scepticism and suspicion of delusion, hubris or over-promise. HOWEVER, the amazing fact is that they all withstand scrutiny; a person can begin reading the book and the more they read into it the more they will realise the claims being made are actually true.


Image of advertisement for ‘The Book That Saves The World’

Online advertisement that ran across major international news sites
for the launch of FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition


So while these seemingly outrageous claims do attract extreme scepticism, they are actually true, and therefore should be stated. You don’t hide an illuminating lampin this case the understanding needed to save the world from fast approaching terminal distress and dysfunctionunder a bed; no, you put it on a pedestal where it belongs.

Certainly, what appears to be outrageously dishonest claims can initially be off-putting, but in time they become appreciated for their forthright honesty in indicating where the solution to our problems lies.


The more complete answer



Person putting a basket over a candle


To elaborate on what has just been said.

This comment about not putting an illuminating lamp under a bed but on its pedestal is based on a statement Christ made when he was accused of deluded hubris, which was: ‘Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand?’ (Mark 4:21). It is necessary to say the truth about how important this information really isespecially since it is bringing relieving understanding to the most important yet most denied subject of all of the human condition. Since it’s well known that denials fight back with a vengeance when faced with annihilation, and the human condition is the most denied of all subjects, it follows that the inevitable ‘vengeance’ against having the human condition exposed has to be met by extremely strong counter resistance otherwise the ‘vengeance’ will win out. That counter resistance begins with unequivocal defence of how important these understandings of the human condition really are. Socrates was given the option of either recanting his honest wordsin particular his assertion that we have to face, not avoid, the issue of the human condition when he said ‘the unexamined life is not worth living’, and ‘the only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance’or being put to death; but because he didn’t bow to his persecutors and accepted death, that act of defiance set the stage for the great flowering of Western civilisation. The truth about the human condition has to be stood solidly up, put squarely on its ‘stand’, otherwise it will be smashed out of existence. Christ understood this principle. He knew that all his denial-free, human-condition-confronting-not-avoiding honest words about human life were going to meet extreme resistance and that he would have to totally defy that resistance and stand by the importance of his human-condition-exposing honesty even though the persecution was going to be so great it would mean his crucifixion (F. Essay 39 has a wonderful description of the life of Christ and its importance). That defence by Christ of truth against denial created Christianity, the most followed faith in the world. The WTM is not about creating a faith, but about ending the need for faith, belief and dogma, but the human-condition-confronting-not-avoiding nature of our work requires the same need for firm defiance of denial. Socrates didn’t bend to his persecutors who wanted to reimpose denial, and Christ didn’t bend to his persecutors who wanted to reimpose denial, and we in the WTM mustn’t bend to those who want to reimpose denial on us.

We are forever being told to ‘dumb it down’, make what is presented less confronting, basically take my writing back into the cave of denial where everyone is living, but we mustn’t do that. This has to be the denial-free liberating truth that it is, because, as Christ also said, only ‘the truth will set you free’ (John 8:32). So our website, and its contents, has to be the uncompromised and uncorrupted, but completely compassionate, first-principle-based, biological truth that it is. We can certainly make the access presentations, such as our advertisements and promotional material, not so forthright, truthful and confronting, but watering down, or dumbing down, our main presentation is not an option. Just as Christ was the uncorrupted embodiment of the truth, we have to be the uncorrupted understanding of the truth, because then what we’re presenting will be the sanctuary of sanity it is in a world of madness that everyone will come to treasure and wrap their arms lovingly around because it’s saving their life and the human race and the world (see F. Essay 55 on the frightening endgame situation that the human race has now reached). Sure, people will initially be hugely sceptical and deaf, but we mustn’t bend to that scepticism and deafnessand we haven’t bent and, like Socrates and Christ, we were also horribly persecuted, in effect killed/​crucified, for being so truthful and ended up successfully fighting the biggest defamation action in Australia’s history against our persecutors. So we walk confidently and authoritatively through all the outrageously dishonest and vengeful accusations swirling around us, and by doing that, in time, the truth catches up with the lie, and everyone treasures the safe haven of truth that we have defended in the rapidly increasing sea of madness everywhere else on planet Earth. (See F. Essay 56 on the defiant stand the WTM has taken against attacks on its work.)


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You can read the extraordinary commendations for Jeremy Griffith’s work in F. Essay 17, including former President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association Professor Harry Prosen’s, in which he describes FREEDOM as: ‘THE BOOK THAT SAVES THE WORLD!’


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  • Conrad on March 7, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Thankyou Jeremy and the WTM for doing all this.

  • Zia on March 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I agree, thank you for being so uncompromising with presenting the truth and protecting the future of the human race.
    It is hard to imagine the stakes being any higher and the strength that you have met the resistance and denial with, that has won the day.

    It has been entirely my experience as you say that “a person can begin reading the book and the more they read into it the more they will realise the claims being made are actually true”.

    I am also in ever growing appreciation of the “sanctuary of sanity” that the WTM website is. Exactly as your statement in this essay says, “…what we’re presenting will be the sanctuary of sanity it is in a world of madness that everyone will come to treasure and wrap their arms lovingly around because it’s saving their life and the human race and the world”.

    Our world and humanity are indebted to you Jeremy.

  • Roger on April 13, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I understand how it can appear outrageous when you see comments like “the book that saves the world”
    or “the most important book ever written” and I thought it looked like a sales pitch when I first came across Freedom, but the bottom line is that as you start reading Freedom and all the information the WTM has made available, or watching the videos, it becomes evident that they’re balanced statements … now that I’ve read and watched a lot of information, I would argue that those comments are not only true but in a way conservative … !!!
    The really exciting part is the more you investigate the logic of Griffith’s explanation, the more you apply it to your life, the more you realise this is the moment in time that so many profits, artists, philosophical / scientific legends have written about and the whole human race has dreamt of.
    Thank you so much to Jeremy and the WTM for their efforts …

  • John tembo on May 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Hi pastor i am very happy for this book because it is giving me a lot of knowledge so thank u very mach

  • Eric on June 4, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I have been looking at myself and others through the lens that Jeremy has presented and found it to be accurate. Sometimes it really stands out with clarity and other times events transpire so quickly the undercurrents are difficult to discern.
    Fear of the light can get some get some intense responses, as indicated above.

  • Sam on August 6, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I agree even in my own life I know that denials do fight back with a vengeance, and protecting and keeping this website clean and honest is absolutely pivotal. This work is so extremely profound and precious and must be looked after as if it’s the last fruit tree on earth…Thank you WTM for this essay, such a great read.

  • Ari on September 1, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Great essay and great work guys. It is the absolute holy grail of truths. Not much doubt about that. Let’s liberate the whole world. One human at a time.

  • Michael Shayo on September 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Great work. Nice site. Good colors and content.

  • Bobby Arnold on January 31, 2019 at 5:52 am

    I feel so light and free reading these essays- It’s a wonderful time to be alive with so much clarity being made possible by the WTM. Thanks to Everyone ~

  • Lydia Windsor on March 11, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I am an Anglican priest and have been since 1968 when i was ordained in Bristol Cathedral. I have a new complementaryBible ! namely Jeremy’s book which I have been reading with inner rising hope and enormous gratitude. This , I have to say is the Book that I have been waiting for all my life . Yes – at last reasoning that feeds me . The Book – a product of a person’s life study is Revelation to me which elucidates our human condition based on the application of scientific investigation. Truthfully I am at the start of life giving metanoia and yes I am so so grateful for Jeremy Griffith and the hope of salvation he has given us . Thank you WDM, thank you Jeremy – Disciple Lydia Windsor. 11/3/‘2019.

  • Justin Chapman on March 26, 2019 at 2:53 am

    I am tattooing the WTM symbol on my arm with the hope that it evokes conversation. I do believe in the concept with all my heart, but unifying the human race is a big ask. Having seen the Kiwi community come together, unfortunately in tragedy, gives me some hope.Our very being started with a single cell so I guess there is hope in that thought.

  • Hameed on April 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    What facinates and interest me a lot is the fact that WTC is non-religious, but quotes liberally from the Bible to support its arguments about the human condition. I personally follow and extract information from conventional religions of Islam and Christianity. This new information from Freedom about human condition convinces me that the need for conventional religion is unnecessary. The religions as practiced are corrupt, not being given the true meaning and translation.
    The human condition facts and figures and scientifically backed, as presented in Freedom by Jeremey Griffith is convincing. The facts could be followed and practised without commitment to a particular religion. I am new to the idea of Human Condition and hope to continue in this new path of real understanding of human condition and life.

    • Lizzy N on May 20, 2019 at 10:13 am

      I’m pretty new to this too Hameed and agree with what you’ve said. It makes sense to me too that there are many religious references in the WTM material as the subjuect is clearly an area where science and religion cross over. It is relieving to finally have this historically mystical area made sense of in such a logical way.

  • Melody on April 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    People I believe will always jump to attack anything that’s different but even in that action I say there in lies the clear road fir them. The seed is planted and will grow. Denial is in effect the best thing because one hears the internal argument and as soon as that inner dialogue takes place, the individuals journey, however long it takes has begun.
    The truth is offered on a plate and like the taste or not it i”is” was and will always be. It can never be erased. Keep serving.

  • Keith on April 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    This book(freedom), has helped me to obtain great insight into my true identity,
    I think that the reason for the scepticism and criticism directed to the movement is a deep rooted fear of giving up ones egocentric identity, we create our own reality based on your core beliefs and these beliefs are instilled into us by the role models in our formative years and the environment that we live in,
    But my core beliefs are my personal thoughts and they are different to other people’s thoughts.and there are
    7 billion individuals in this world and the all have different core beliefs, so which is the true reality?
    The truth is none as it is just a thought in your head.
    The real truth is that I am part of something much bigger than myself, and when I accept this truth I will see everything and everyone as no more than a extension of myself,
    Only then I can abandon the egocentric existence which is a lie created by the thoughts in my head .
    Then I will be able to think outside the box,and face the truth of my existence,
    I would not want someone to hate me, I want them to love me, I would not want someone to condemn me I want them to forgive me, these are the teachings of Jesus, and he said HE THAT BELIEVES IN ME EVEN THOUGH DIES HE WILL LIVE FOR EVER

  • Norm Grayson on May 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Just the greatest delusion of all time to deal with… Sadly Jesus Christ is merely a figment of human imagination. Christianity was invented by the early Roman Church as a one for all religion, by Constantines biships. Records of councils conviend in Antioch, Rome, Nicea and so on confirm the invention of all Christian doctrines around 315ad. Later the holy bible, holy sea, holy land, holy orders, holy trinity etc etc.

  • shaneb on May 20, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Makes sense to me mate, clear as a bell that its all a sea of madness out here and this stuff fixes it all up. fair dinkum so glad I come across it.

  • Caroline on June 20, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Am feeling gratitude for finding WTM. Have read most of the essays some more than once. Have downloaded the book. Keep up the good work, I am pleased to be involved and part of the organisation.

  • GoldenRuler on July 4, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Spectacular! I think there is a direct relationship with the accountability of a truth and the intensity of the human purpose and drive to uncover and share it! The boldness of it is necessary methinks, as the barriers are worn down over time. Just love Tim’s reading on these!!! Fun to read along as I listen!!!

  • Annie on July 27, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Good wishes and strength right back to you. Thank you so very much for reaching my ears. Too many cohincidences. Some quite remarkable for me not to listen. Too many facts speak loud and clear.The Jahovas Whitness “Armagedden’ links in The Prodistant and Catholic ” Revelations. Ego is the Evil. I was christened Catholic as a child but attended both caloric and prodistant church as child them mosque, Jahovas Whitnes and bit of buddism as adult. Always throughout stsnd by Jesus teachings regardless and on way to ‘Alpha’ studies found scrumpled note in my bush in my garden with Socrate’s insights that was in keeping with Alpha study provided that day. Your Torch of truth is the light that shows the way. I’m following keenly despite not understanding the bigger picture. I am as a chimp level of understanding as to why we’ve been borne to walk through this battle with our identity badge showing clear side we are on. Love and light to you …Namaste…..ignore any bad spellings as all is meant well. Love and Thank you xxx

  • dante kun on August 3, 2019 at 2:25 am

    I think the resistance to WTM comes from the fact that humans have grown accustomed to conflict as their “go too” way of being in the world.

  • Assia Ninio on February 19, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    I am very grateful for your bravery, wisdom and high intelligence. My heart is the the single filter for a truth. Your thoughtful attempt to clarify the painful reality of our world is very highly appreciated!
    Thank you again and again.

  • Hameed on March 4, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Well done once again Jeremy for elucidating the facts of human existence, and most importantly for supporting the facts with Christ and Socrates’s statements. World Transformation Movement has a great job to do to spread the facts of the understanding of human condition to the whole world despite any opposition and mis-conception, by even the most knowledgeable of men. I have not the slightest doubt that the world will be transformed and accept the facts of human condition as a new religion/philosophy to reverse the world’s tendency towards self annihilation.
    World Transformation Centre must not relent in this redeeming work of changing human perception of existence.
    Carry on the good work.

    • Susan on March 5, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Thank you very much for your wonderful support Hameed. Representing the end of faith and dogma and the beginning of knowing this biological understanding of the human condition certainly does open up a whole new, free world for everyone!

  • Marilyn on November 25, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you for the Passion, Respect & Truth re all. The world needs such writings. The Moral Compass needs realignment via such verse.. your verse! Much appreciated. M